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Reply To: Training check for a RAGBRAI newbie

Luv 2 Ski, June 13, 2017 at 9:27 am

You should be fine miles wise. I would recommend trying to ride as many miles together on the tandem between now and RAGBRAI, and getting at least one or two high millage rides in the 70-80 range on the tandem.

Also train some hills on the tandem. I too have ridden a tandem on RAGBRAI and as you know climbing is different than on a single. My son and I practiced standing during our training which came in handy at times. For most people I do not recommend it but if you can coordinate getting out of the saddle it may come in handy in the hills of eastern Iowa. If not just gear down and use those very low gears which I am sure your tandem has.

Have a great ride.

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